Macedonia

Population Statistics

2,096,015

Total Population

314,402

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

31
dec

North Macedonia Parliament 2020

2020

29 December 2011

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Electoral Code (2006, last amended 2014)

Updated: June 2015

Article 76-a states:

The Public broadcasting service is obligated to provide regular information about the election process also for the people with impaired hearing.

 

Article 108, paragraph (5) states:

Having verified the voter’s identity, the Election Board circles the ordinal number of the voter in the excerpt of the Voters List and the voter puts his/her signature there. If the voter is illiterate, then the voter shall affix his/her fingerprint of the right thumb. If the voter does not have a right thumb, then the voter shall affix the fingerprint of the left thumb. If he/she does not have a left thumb as well, then no fingerprint shall be affixed.

 

Article 108-a, paragraph (8) states:

After the voter’s identity has been determined, the Election Board shall circle the voter’s ordinal number in the Voters List excerpt and the voter shall place his/her signature, and if the voter is illiterate, he/she shall leave a fingerprint from the index finger on the right hand. If the voter does not have a right index finger, he/she shall leave a fingerprint from the index finger on the left hand, but if the voter does not have a left index finger either, no fingerprints shall be left.

 

Article 111 states:

(1) The voter who is unable to vote at the polling station (incapacitated or ill person, pursuant to the Instruction of the State Election Commission) but wants to vote, shall notify the Municipal Election Commission i.e. the Election Commission of the City of Skopje thereof no later than seven days prior to Election Day…

(3) The notification from paragraph (1) of this article may also be submitted through a proxy.

(4) The Election Board shall enable the person from paragraph (1) of this article to vote in his/her home, one day prior to Election Day in a manner that will guarantee the secrecy of the voting.

(5) The Election Board shall provide a special ballot box for the voting referred to in paragraph (3) of this article, which is taken empty to the home where the voter is located.

(6) The voting, from paragraph (3) of this article, shall be recorded in the protocol of the Election Board…

 

Article 112 states:

(1) A voter, who due to a physical disability or illiteracy is unable to vote in the manner defined by this Code, shall have the right to bring along a person to assist him/her with voting.

(2) If the voter from paragraph (1) of this article does not bring along a person to assist him/her with voting, the Election Board shall appoint another person from among the voters.

(3) The person helping another person with voting shall not be among the Election Board members, representatives of the list submitters or observers.

(4) The same person may provide voting assistance to no more than two voters, as of paragraph (1) of this article.

(5) The Election Board shall instruct the person from paragraphs (1) and (2) of this article that his/her assistance should not influence the voter's choice.

(6) The voting from paragraph (1) of this article shall be recorded in the protocol of the Election Board.

 

Excerpts from the Electoral Code (2006, last amended 2014)